Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise
Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour
Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier
Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?
–Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
Being prepared for hurricanes and other weather-related events has never been more important. Our friends at Cummins offer tips to safeguard your home and a free downloadable disaster prep guide that we think you will find very beneficial. Get tips and download the complete guide to severe weather preparedness.
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold elections in the fall? The timing of present-day rituals and holidays were influenced by the ancient Celts. From Midsummer Day to Michaelmas, learn about the Quarter Days and how they influenced our calendar today.
Few flavors rival garlic’s. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful, and scrumptious. Garlic has also been thought to ward off of vampires and used as a cure-all for what ails you. Historically, many serfs were forced to grow it, as the king demanded it for taxes. Garlic has been a mainstay of most households for a long, long time.
This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest.